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March 2019 - US Bordeaux Varietals

March 2019 - US Bordeaux Varietals
This month's Wine feature is US Bordeaux Varietals Wines

US Bordeaux Varietals Reviews

Clos du Val 2015 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$120
A concentrated, powerful Cabernet with stimulating salinity; makes a lasting impression.
Jarvis 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$315
A silky, complex and elegant Napa cabernet for the finest of steaks.
Dewitt Family 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$55
A slightly smoky, meaty cabernet with commanding character; memorable, luxurious, superbly balanced.
Greyscale 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$65
A profoundly rich, savory and brooding powerhouse of a cabernet that will amply reward patience.
Archeus 2013 Two Storms Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$48
A dreamy Cabernet with a beautifully perfumed nose and lingering finish; drink now through 2030.
Fazeli Cellars 2015 Khayyam Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$58
To-die-for-aromas make this an irresistible red.
Gordon Estate 2015  Petit Verdot
93 points
$20.99
American oak stars in this juicy, fruity Petit Verdot
93 points $20.99
Kestrel 2014 Falcon Series Merlot
93 points
$25
A balanced and intriguing Merlot that offers an upstanding meal companion.
San Simeon 2018 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$28
Vibrant acidity and perfectly round flavors shine in this balanced and beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.
Fazeli Cellars 2014 Meritage Temecula Valley
93 points
$42
Fine balance and alluring aromas made for a stately Meritage blend; enjoy now or cellar.
Archeus 2015 St. Stephen Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$48
A snappy, lively cabernet for all occasions.
Vineyard {511} 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$149
A creamy, velvety Cabernet with appetizing savory elements and a fruity center; delicious.
Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 Hillside & Benchland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$29
A vivacious and stimulating cabernet with great acidity and style.
Square, Plumb & Level 2016 Peterson Vineyard Red Blend Dry Creek Valley
92 points
$29.99
A fruity, grippy red blend from Dry Creek Valley that hits the nail on the head; enjoy its layers of flavor tonight!
92 points $29.99
Cloak & Dagger 2016 Espionage Red Blend Paso Robles
92 points
$47
Captivating herbal notes follow pervasive fruit in this rock solid Paso red blend.
Cloak & Dagger 2016 Subterfuge Red Blend Paso Robles
92 points
$49
A floral, concentrated red that will be fantastic with French cuisine.
EmmaLily 2014 Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$75
A rich and warming cab; drink up now.
Clos du Val 2015 Three Graces Red Blend Napa Valley
92 points
$175
A nuanced red blend with lots of appeal; drink now or cellar.
Archeus 2014 Magnetic Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$48
An affable and juicy cabernet pleaser.
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 4 Cabernet Franc
90 points
$19
A rock solid fruity quaffer with wide appeal and depth of flavor.
Narmada Winery 2014 Reserve Cabernet Franc
90 points
$38
A creamy, oak-driven Cabernet Franc that's ready to drink; wine like this puts Virginia on the map.
Greyscale 2016  Merlot
90 points
$44
A rock solid merlot for rich steaks.
Strala Vineyards 2016 Proprietary Red Blend Napa Valley
90 points
$55
A big fruity red with nice grippy tannins; a dream with charcuterie.
1849 Wine 2015 Declaration Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$79.99
A rock solid Napa cab with very good structure and agreeable flavors.
90 points $79.99
Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown Cabernet Franc
90 points
$115
A toasty Cab Franc with nice balance and sophisticated style.
Kestrel NV Lady in Red Edition 14 Red Blend Columbia Valley
89 points
$18
A dry and chewy Columbia Valley red; serve with beef.
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 7 Merlot
89 points
$19
A layered, earthy Merlot with round and silky, pinot-noir-like texture; a lovely dinner pairing.
San Simeon 2015 Estate Reserve Merlot
89 points
$28
A yummy Paso merlot with a silky sensibility.
White Pine 2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc
89 points
$32.99
A silky red blend that will appeal to pinot noir drinkers.
89 points $32.99
Silver Ghost 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$35
Vanilla, spice, and fruits oh-so-nice; a crowd pleasing Cabernet that won't quit.
Catman Cellars 2016  Malbec
89 points
$36
A yummy Columbia Valley Malbec that will shine with grilled meats.
M Cellars 2016 Meritage Reserve Grand River Valley
89 points
$50
A distinctive red from Ohio; a conversation-starting choice for steaks.
San Simeon 2015 Stormwatch Estate Reserve Red Blend Paso Robles
89 points
$50
A well-structured red blend with kisses of sweet fruits and layers leathery strength.
Clos du Val 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$52
A new world take on the old world's cabernet; dry, spicy, steak-worthy, cellar-worthy.
Strala Vineyards 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$80
A velvety and sumptuous Napa Cabernet.
Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$18.99
A silky smooth Columbia Valley Cabernet bursting with juicy, fruity appeal.
88 points $18.99
Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2017 Red Blend Columbia Valley
88 points
$18.99
A richly fruity Bordeaux varietal blend with a purple-hued Washington swagger.
88 points $18.99
Gordon Estate 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$23.99
An unabashedly fruity Cabernet Sauvignon that's ready to drink in all it youthful splendor.
88 points $23.99
Maddalena 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$24
A nicely structured cabernet with well-integrated tannins.
Narmada Winery 2015 Mélange Red Blend Virginia
88 points
$30
A smooth red blend from Virginia.
Dracaena Wines 2016  Cabernet Franc
88 points
$34
A juicy, palate-pleasing cabernet franc that will be a hit.
1849 Wine 2015 Anonymous Red Blend Napa Valley
88 points
$39.99
Unexpected but harmonious sweet tropical notes stand out in this highly drinkable Napa Red.
88 points $39.99
Wildwood Oak Winery 2016 Summers Point Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$40
A rich and savory cabernet with pleasing depth and warmth.
Soquel Vineyards 2014 Consonante Reverence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$150
A fruit-forward Cabernet with silky texture and big impact.
AVA Grace 2016  Merlot
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A weeknight merlot with pleasing fruit.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 2 Petit Verdot
87 points
$19
A rustic Petit Verdot that will be a real charmer at the table.
Benziger 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$21.99
A dry, spicy cab with lots of pairing possibilities.
87 points $21.99
Kestrel 2014 Falcon Series Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$25
A solid Columbia Valley cab with great notes of blueberry and chocolate.
Wine Spots 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$25
A perfumed and charming Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc; clean and bright.
Jacuzzi 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$28
An everyday cabernet with all the acid and tannins needed to complement a meal.
White Pine 2017 Sophies Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc
87 points
$35.99
A fun, atypical Cabernet Franc for the table.
87 points $35.99
1849 Wine 2015 Triumph Red Blend Sonoma County
87 points
$44.99
A super-fruity red that's offers a solid anytime sipper.
87 points $44.99
Fazeli Cellars 2014 Ferdowsi Cabernet Franc
87 points
$58
A fruity, juicy Cabernet Franc that will be a real crowd pleaser.
M Cellars 2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc-Merlot
87 points
$58
A sturdy red that will be a nice companion to beef.
EmmaLily 2014 Lauras Love Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$250
A rock solid Santa Clara Cabernet bursting with red fruit and silky tannins.
Cupcake 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
A crushable red with kisses of sweetness and approachable fruit.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Frey 2017  Merlot
86 points
$15
Best Buy
A dry-yet-fruity red for the table with a showy purple hue.
86 points $15 Best Buy
M Cellars 2017 Meritage Grand River Valley
86 points
$30
A toothsome red with lots of nuance; give this some time.
Falkner 2015 Special Selection Meritage California
86 points
$59.95
An dry and sturdy red with racy acidity; well-suited to the table.
86 points $59.95
AVA Grace NV Red Blend California
85 points
$11.99
A spicy red that will play well at the table.
85 points $11.99
Cedar Creek Winery 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$17
An unadorned Cabernet that will be a fun pairing for rustic dishes.
Imagery Estate 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$19.99
A juicy, somewhat confected Cabernet for weeknight quaffing.
85 points $19.99
White Pine 2016 Serendipity Red Blend Reserve Lake Michigan Shore
85 points
$28.99
An easy-drinking Bordeaux varietal blend for lighter weeknight fare.
85 points $28.99
EmmaLily 2014 Cosmos Passion Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$85
A port-like cab that will pair just as well with steak or chocolate.
Iron Side 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$15.99
A juicy and unabashedly jammy red to serve up anytime.
84 points $15.99
Falkner 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$29.95
A fruity quaffer in a crowd pleasing style.
84 points $29.95
Fox Valley 2012 Big Terra Reserve Merlot
82 points
$24.95
A distinctively fruity Merlot best for washing down a country style meal.
82 points $24.95
Sharpe Hill 2014 Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc
81 points
$19.99
A rustic red for the table.
81 points $19.99
Cloak & Dagger 2016 Deep State Red Blend Paso Robles
81 points
$48
A solid red with great versatility at the table; give this time to open up.
Fulkerson 2015  Merlot
80 points
$18
A rustic red for the table.
LUXX 2017  Merlot
80 points
$29.99
A soft and supple merlot sipper.
80 points $29.99
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